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    Nice build, very well preserved! +1 for chain...

    Nice build, very well preserved!

    +1 for chain too long
    Not sure about the white tape/black saddle. But if you ride often, that will no long stay white anyway.
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    Cool piece of history. Also shows that weight was...

    Cool piece of history. Also shows that weight was not an issue back then, nota single item has the weight listed!
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    Sunday 25th of August 2013: La Savoureuse in...

    Sunday 25th of August 2013: La Savoureuse in Ciney, Belgium.
    20, 60 or 90 km
    http://www.lasavoureuse.be

    I've only received the flyer, can't comment on quality of organisation, route etc. (yet)
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    Thanks! As you won't ride this in the rain (it...

    Thanks!
    As you won't ride this in the rain (it never rains in Phoenix, right?) keep it without fenders. Racks only if you're using them and then again, pick a good looking one in silver, maybe from...
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    The Diamant bikes were made by Simons from...

    The Diamant bikes were made by Simons from Bekkevoort (they now produce under the Gianni Motta brand). Decent bikes but nothing exceptional. You can find loads of in Belgium!
    Yours seems very well...
  6. Flandria's might be rare in the US, they aren't...

    Flandria's might be rare in the US, they aren't in Belgium. Best known because they sponsored a Pro team from 1957 'till 1979, with many great Belgian riders like Briek Schotte, Roger and Eric de...
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    Saddle restorations

    Let me share some restored saddle with you:
    Done by a craftsman in Kenya who has probably never seen a racing bicycle up close, but he delivers excellent work. I have a family member who lives...
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    It's part of a campaign to promote new cycling...

    It's part of a campaign to promote new cycling routes and an exhibition.
  9. http://bicycledecals.net/ might want to give it a...

    http://bicycledecals.net/ might want to give it a try.
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    Thanks, technically speaking, it is as good as...

    Thanks, technically speaking, it is as good as new.
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    Nice find, these are rare even on this side of...

    Nice find, these are rare even on this side of the pond.
    +1 on new saddle + general overhaul. Wouldn't add fenders nor racks.
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    Great to see a MAX bike. Maybe not the right...

    Great to see a MAX bike. Maybe not the right thread indeed: Non-lugged Max will have had Ergo's from the beginning . Looks like a nice respray, I like that the color of the Bertoni-lettering matches...
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    315962315963315964 And to finish it off, i had...

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    And to finish it off, i had the saddle restored!

    It came out great. I've found someone who does a great job, unfortunately he lives in Kenya! I have relatives that help me...
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    Well, some were TSX:...

    Well, some were TSX: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Concorde/Cat/1993/c8.jpg.html
    And others mention they have an SL version.
    Weight is too low to be Aelle, the tubes...
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    Alright! Back from the painter who did an...

    Alright! Back from the painter who did an excellent job!

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    Weight (with paint and chrome) is now 1835 grams for the frame and 612 grams for the fork.
    I...
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    Nice one whatwolf. Bike deserves better pictures....

    Nice one whatwolf. Bike deserves better pictures.
    Would look even better with black tape/hoods imho.
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    Sticky: Finaly ready:...

    Finaly ready: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/754619-MX-Leader-brake-bridge-repair

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWwRcd95PlI/AAAAAAAAJS8/gCvt5u888AQ/s1280/DSC_0140.JPG
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    Thanks for the replies, first 100km done and I...

    Thanks for the replies, first 100km done and I like it more every day!
    Chain catcher: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/k-edge-chain-catcher-double/ Prevents the chain from dropping when using a rather large...
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    Depends on your rear end. While a lot of people...

    Depends on your rear end. While a lot of people like the Rolls, it doesn't work at all for me.
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    The Cipo' is hot! I had a look at this Busyman...

    The Cipo' is hot! I had a look at this Busyman business, they do cool stuff!
  21. Beauty. Good example of a repaint well executed. ...

    Beauty. Good example of a repaint well executed.
    Is that a 9-speed cassette on the wheel? Seems you will be looking for a nice Campagnolo group to finish the build.
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    Finally Finished:...

    Finally Finished:
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWwRcd95PlI/AAAAAAAAJS8/gCvt5u888AQ/s1280/DSC_0140.JPG

    See...
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    Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it...

    Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it too.


    Yeah, I know.
    According to my "perfect bike fit" I need a 61x54 (I'm a long legs/short torso guy) with a 100mm stem and 2cm setback seatpost....
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWw...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWwRcd95PlI/AAAAAAAAJS8/gCvt5u888AQ/s1280/DSC_0140.JPG
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    Well, not totally old (came with Shimano Dura Ace...

    Well, not totally old (came with Shimano Dura Ace 8-speed back in the days) but I like the modern/older mix.
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